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90 days to maturity. Prefers warm fertile soil and full sun. Hill up around plants.
Horizon Herbs seed packet 2014
Traditional Herbal Medicine Registration (THMR).
Cancer; cholagogue; demulcent; diuretic; hypoglycaemic; hypotensive; lithontripic; stimulant; vasodilator and warts.
Plants for a Future at www.plantsforafuture.org.uk http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Zea+mays link
Corn is one of the most commonly grown foods in the world. The seed can be eaten raw or cooked.
Corn/ maize lacks nicotinic acid (aka niacin or vitamin B3) so if used as a sole source of food, pellagra develops.
Ball, P A J . (1981). Plants, their predators and the physician. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
Zea mays L. 'Swift'Family: POACEAE
Species: mays L.
Common names: Corn 'Swift'
Distribution summary: Mexico, Guatemala
Hardiness: H2 - Tender; cool or frost-free greenhouse
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: July, August, September, October
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use